why would anyone want to smoke weed anyway? especially while fasting.
Recreational drug-taking means that something is missing in your life, but this is no compensation in achieving a full and happy life that you deserve, and are most obviously in need of.
OMG I really can't believe someone would come to a website whose sole purpose is "Educating Instead Of Medicating" and ask if it's ok to smoke pot while water fasting, your joking right?
In case your not joking, NO it is not all right to smoke pot while fasting. Have you been advised to smoke it to help some medical condition or is it strictly for recreational use?
I'm fasting right now and I'm still smoking cigarettes but not very many each day and NO I shouldn't be doing that either. Fasting will enable me to break this nasty habit for good and I'm looking forward to not smoking anymore.
Its probably no more dangerous than smoking when fasting, but I doubt much research has been carried out into it. If you cant find out here ask on Grass City forums http://forum.grasscity.com/
- they may know. Good luck
"A drug, broadly speaking, is any chemical substance that, when absorbed into the body of a living organism, alters normal bodily function. There is no single, precise definition, as there are different meanings in medicine, government regulations, and colloquial usage." and from the same article "Coffee is the most widely used psychotropic beverage in the world. In 1999 the average consumption of coffee was 3.5 cups per day per U.S. citizen."
Also, "Many natural substances such as beers, wines, and some mushrooms, blur the line between food and drugs, as when ingested they affect the functioning of both mind and body."
Caffeine, alcohol, heroin, sugar, pot, prozac, aspirin, - they're all drugs.
All drugs are poison to the body.
I think people instinctively know when they're better off without them.
Especially people who have water fasted and have a heightened awareness of it.
I agree with you that those things are toxic (if we widen the definition of "drug" to mean chemicals in plants, and man made substances such as pharmaceuticals). but I am extremely wary when an ordinary plant with known healing properties gets labelled as a "drug" by the authorities, stigmatised, and made illegal. Especially when you consider that the tobacco plant has killed a hundred million people http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,329410,00.html.
Yet it's legal to smoke tobacco, but not cannabis, it just doesn't make sense.
I am inclined to think it was more to do with money: http://www.drugs-forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=71124&redir_from=71125
●1935 – Public awareness had dramatically increased as newspaper articles poured out blaming the downfalls of society on illegal drugs and ethnic minorities. In this year, Du Pont began to lobby the US Treasury Department to suppress hemp. Allegedly, several individuals such as Andrew Mellon held substantial shares in Gulf Oil and other petrochemical and pulp paper industries, and stood to loose billions of dollars if the commercial potential of hemp was fully realized.
●1936 – The Conference for the Suppression of the Illicit Traffic in Dangerous Drugs dealt with addressing the criminality of trafficking, and there soon appeared many international legislations and laws to reduce illegal activity. Many of them were not followed by individual countries because they wanted changes made to protect their own interests – but it was the USA that carried out most of the laws and this would impact the decades to come.
●1937 – The Marihuana Tax Act was passed, effectively controlling the social use of marijuana. It imposed a heavy tax on cannabis, including hemp, and destroyed the slowly fading hemp industry. New funding for the FBN was allocated, and Anslinger had accomplished his goal. A competition over public headlines had been present between Anslinger of the FBN and Hoover of the FBI, about who would eradicate more criminals for some years. Hoover was to win by a matter of publicity, as Nazi’s, Communists, and spies were seen as a greater thread than Mexican marijuana users – so Anslinger played up the thread that was now knows as the ‘Killer Weed’. William C. Woodward of the American Medical Association strongly opposed the Marihuana Tax Act, saying it help no scientific basis and was rushed with undue haste. It didn’t help that AMA was mostly Republican and the administration was Democratic, and thus the objections were overruled, and the bill was guided through Senate by the chairman who was a close friend of Du Pont.
Smoking weed is not "drug-taking." It's a plant.. If you argue that weed is harmful for you in any way, do some research for yourself. I'm very experienced in the facts and Science behind things, and weed is the least of any persons concern. You can live a fulfilled and happy life while smoking weed, and still be a productive citizen of this planet. I also fast quite often and find it just as detoxifying and mind-opening as a fat joint is.
Smoking weed is not "drug-taking." It's a plant. If you argue that weed is harmful for you in any way, do some research for yourself. I'm very experienced in the facts and Science behind things, and weed is the least of any persons concern. You can live a fulfilled and happy life while smoking weed, and still be a productive citizen of this planet. I also fast quite often and find it just as detoxifying and mind-opening as a fat joint is.
I think you are asking what many people ask, namely "I am taking substance X, can I continue to take it when fasting?" So I'll answer it like I would with anyone else.
Strictly speaking on a water fast you should drink water only, nothing else, nothing more.
In relation to weed, well my guess is it is not much different to smoking, and several people here have carried out quite long fasts and continued to smoke. Some too have drunk coffee on a fast, including me. That's a recreational drug too, caffeine. When I drank coffee, I found it made the fast more difficult.
Anyway my guess is that it won't affect you any more than what it does normally, but bear in mind you may get low blood pressure and dizziness when you stand up, and you will feel generally weak, so I would suggest you take it easy and see how it goes if you are going to do this. If it becomes a problem, either break the fast, or stop smoking weed, one or the other, it's your choice.
thanks for the comments (some of them anyways). i think what i'll do is stop during the fast, just not to risk it. but i definitely find nothing wrong with smoking weed normally. thaks for the feedback
Now that I've gotten over my initial shock of the question I'd like to point out as I'm sure you well know, one of the side effects of smoking weed is you get the munchies really bad. It seems to me if only for that reason it would be counter productive to smoke it during a fast when the main rule of the fast is not eating anything.
Actually, smoking weed during a fast does not give me the munchies. It does it the opposite. It quietens the hunger (especially when it's purely psychological) and rejuvenates my mind, bringing motivation and self-disciple to continue the fast. Not only this, but it also helps ease away the debilitating heartburn and stomach acid, along with leaving me feeling more energetic so I can do things without being a prisoner to the weakness of a long water fast.
I don't use weed recreationally. You only get "stoned" if you smoke excessively in one sitting. I do only a hit or two for the relieving effects and renewed drive to succeed at my fast. It is a natural herb found in nature that is not really modified in any way from its original state (like cocaine or opiates). And it has the bonus of not having to go through your digestive system in order for it to work.
It's basically just using a natural remedy found in nature to assist with the miracle of nature's fasting process.
Some people drink teas, take vitamins, or even sip on some juice when points of their fast become unbearable. I take a couple of hits instead since it doesn't require waking of the stomach and digestive system. Because of this, I am able to do my fast on strictly water.
"Now that I've gotten over my initial shock of the question I'd like to point out as I'm sure you well know, one of the side effects of smoking weed is you get the munchies really bad. It seems to me if only for that reason it would be counter productive to smoke it during a fast when the main rule of the fast is not eating anything."
There are hundreds of different strains of weed all with different healing benefits, not side effects. There are strains that cause the munchies, as you put it, and those strains help people with nausea and eating disorders. I know women who ingest weed while pregnant because they cannot eat or hold any food down, babies are perfectly healthy. Sadly, in America there is so much disinformation about the marijuana plant and instead of people doing their own research, they just go along with whatever bull the government tells them. They rather get doped up on the real drugs, which is making a select few very rich, and a lot of people very sick. How many times have you heard of someone coming into a hospital with a weed overdose or addiction? Research the "side effects" of both OTC and prescription meds then tell me what's more shocking. :-)
Sorry if this response is a few years late. First to address the question:
Smoking weed while fasting would not harm you but you will get pretty hungry especially depending on your quality of weed. As long as you have the willpower to withstand it then you'll be good. To address all the nay-sayers and all other types of sheeple:
A. This person clearly asked that people not tell him/her not to but to answer the question to the best of your knowledge.
B. people who smoke weed aren't unhappy. They just realize the Benefits and potential preventative medicinal uses as well as a great thing for recreation and relaxation.
C. Alcohol is far worse than marijuana and actually kills people unlike marijuana. Do your research before you respond with poorly thought out and ignorant comments.
D. I'm sure that all you people on here judging this person for smoking weed have to be pretty unhappy with your lives to be on here judging people that you don't ever know and whom will not ever affect your life.